Help cheer on the next generation of community leaders by tuning into the Facebook Live stream of Youth of the Year, presented by Inter-State Studio & Publishing Co. The event will begin at 6 p.m., January 19.
To be named the Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can achieve. The nominees in the Elementary Youth of the Year category are:
Olivia Parkhurst, 9-years-old, fourth grade
Olivia was nominated for Youth of the Year because she is a big help during Club time, always assisting younger members with homework help or reading to them. Olivia is always there to be a good friend, when a friend is in need and has a smile to give to everyone, every day.
Collin Britt, 9-years-old, third grade
Collin was nominated for Youth of the Year because he is an extraordinary member who is always helpful and well mannered.
Sophia Driskell, 9-years-old, fourth grade
Sophia was nominated for Youth of the Year because she is a fun loving person, makes people laugh and always has a positive attitude.
Abigail Burnett, 8-years-old, second grade
Abigail was nominated for Youth of the Year because she comes to Club every day with a smile on her face and is always ready to learn.
Mateo Lemus, 6-years-old, first grade
Mateo was nominated for Youth of the Year because he is always eager to help out around the Club. He makes sure the trash can is out for snack and programs and helps clean up afterwards. Mateo loves coming to the Club because he has fun in the programs as well as with his kids and makes friends with everyone at the Club.
Lelah Driskill, 9-years-old, third grade
Lelah was nominated for Youth of the Year because of her service to the Club and respect for everyone. She is a huge help to staff and a mentor to our younger members.
Ellen Burris, 9-years-old, third grade
Ellen was nominated for Youth of the Year because she is kind, has a friendly smile for everyone and always acts in the right way, even when no one is watching.
Bryson Miller, 8-years-old, second grade
Bryson was nominated for Youth of the Year because he always comes to Club with a smile and a great attitude and is always willing to help his younger peers. Bryson enjoys hunting and fishing with his dad and little brother and since kindergarten has been an active member at the Club. Bryson is a great role model to have at our site.
Jonas Holhubner, 8-years-old, third grade
Jonas was nominated for Youth of the Year because he is considerate, compassionate and honest, tries to keep peers on track and organized. He is also a great role model to younger members and leads them to success.
Cannon Cowherd, 9-years-old, fourth grade
Cannon was nominated for Youth of the Year because he is honest, responsible and always tries to set a good example for his peers.